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BAKED ‘Tikka Masala’ pasta

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE

Baked ziti is one of my brother’s favorite pasta dishes. This traditional dish has pasta baked in a tangy tomato sauce with some veggies. Ziti is similar to Penne but cut straight.

Today’s recipe is a Fusion dish. It takes penne pasta and bakes it in ‘tikka masala’ sauce. Tangy and spicy. Italian and Indian fusion 🇮🇳🇮🇹

This dish will totally wow you for its simplicity 😇

The complexity lies in the Tikka Masala sauce 🤪

Check this link for our tikka masala sauce – made easily using the InstantPot. This recipe can be frozen and pulled out for quick dinner days. 

Tip- always keep half-cooked pasta in the freezer

So what does it take for this dish to come together? 5 ingredients and 30 minutes to bake. DONE! 

1. Cooked pasta – I used Corn, Rice, and Quinoa pasta

2. Tikka masala sauce

3. Choice of veggie – I used fresh green beans (Asparagus will be wonderful too!) 

4. Cheese (optional) 

5. Kasoori methi seasoning – readily available in Indian spices area 

The end product is a satisfying single dish dinner which has a great Indian flavor and taste. Try it to believe how tasty this unique combination turns out to be. YUMMY!!

Try our other Pasta dishes –

Asian style Bowtie pasta

Orzo fried rice with Asparagus

Baked ‘tikka masala’ pasta

Today’s recipe is a Fusion dish. It takes penne pasta and bakes it in ‘tikka masala’ sauce. Tangy and spicy. Italian and Indian fusion 🇮🇳🇮🇹
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Fusion, Indian, Italian
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Tikka Masala sauce
  • 4 cups Penne pasta half cooked
  • 1 cup Green Beans
  • 1 tbsp Kasoori Methi seasoning
  • 4 tbsps Cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Take a large baking dish, drizzle some olive oil
  • Pour the pre-made Tikka Masala sauce, add salt
  • Add the cooked Pasta
  • Add the green beans
  • Sprinkle kasoori methi seasoning; Mix well to incorporate
  • Sprinkle cheese
  • Top off with a sprinkle of more kasoori methi 
  • Bake in a hot oven at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes until bubbly and cheese has melted
  • SERVE hot with a side of garlic bread! 

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